This directly follows on from these posts (first, second), which is part of a group of posts. Fear has an important role in why change is slow. Multiple and different kinds of fear. Some teachers feel that they don't know enough about the issues to discuss them with children in their class, they feel under prepared. … Continue reading IAT,AIG: Actively taught – Fear & personal discomfort
This is part of a series of posts, and some of the content may not make sense without the context, so here are the other posts in this series. In my previous post, I discussed why I think it's important to teach children about issues surrounding LGBTQ+ issues and the fact that it isn't taught consistently. … Continue reading IAT,AIG: Actively taught – Is it taught? When is it taught?
I live in the UK, where Section 28 was still in effect until 2003. Section 28, in short, is a piece of legislation that 'stated that a local authority "shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality" or "promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship".'
I'm a teacher, I'm also gay, in addition to this I love music, my dog, swimming, I love finding out about new things and I adore reading. These are all facts about myself, they aren't ordered by importance. Being gay isn't the most important part of my personality. I wouldn't even say it's a big … Continue reading I’m a teacher, also I’m gay.